Human Resources Manager

Vanguard Economics Ltd

Vanguard Economics was founded in 2015 in Kigali as an advisory and research firm with the purpose to create a Rwanda based firm that delivers high-quality socio-economic and strategic research services tailored to the Rwandan/African context. Based on the notion that “social change is not a project that one group of people carries out for the benefit of another”, our main strategic goal is to build the next generation of Rwandan researchers in our areas of expertise. Our clients include Governments, private firms, multilateral institutions, foundations, and NGO

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Human Resources Manager - UGANDA

Human Resources Dept · Kampala, Kampala

About Vanguard Economics

Vanguard Economics Ltd, founded in 2015 in Kigali, is as an advisory and research firm dedicated to delivering high-quality socio-economic and strategic research services tailored to the African context. Based on the notion that “social change is not a project that one group of people carries out for the benefit of another”, our main strategic goal is to build the next generation of African researchers in our areas of expertise. Our clients include Governments, private firms, multilateral institutions, foundations, and NGOs. Read more about us: Here

About the Position

We are seeking an experienced HR manager to lead and support the establishment and growth of our new office in Kampala, Uganda. This role is crucial in ensuring compliance with local laws and company policies while fostering the unique culture of Vanguard Economics. The HR Manager will be instrumental in recruiting top talent and developing HR strategies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish HR department operations for the new office, including recruitment, onboarding, employee relations, and performance management.
  • Develop and implement HR strategies, policies, and procedures that align with the organization strategic goals.
  • Lead recruitment efforts for the new office, including creating job descriptions, posting jobs, screening candidates, and conducting interviews.
  • Administer compensation and benefits programs, ensuring they are competitive and compliant with local standards.
  • Provide guidance and support to management and employees on HR related topics.
  • Ensure compliance with all local labor laws and regulations.
  • Promote a positive work environment and organizational culture.
  • Handle sensitive and confidential information with integrity and discretion.
  • Prepare HR reports and metrics to inform strategic decisions.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field. Advanced degree or HR certification is a plus.
  • A minimum of 6 years of experience in HR functions.
  • Strong knowledge of Ugandan labour laws and HR best practices.
  • Proficiency in HRIS and other HR softwares.

Preferred Skills

  • Strong leadership and organizational skills. 
  • Experience with recruitment and talent retention.
  • Ability work effectively using agile project management framework. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities. 
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving mindset. 
  • Experience in project management and performance measurement. 
  • Strong written and presentation skills.
  • Creative and innovative mindset.
  • Strong coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Knowledge of the French language is added value.

Experience

  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity to navigate diverse business environments. 
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting. 
  • Flexibility and adaptability to rapidly changing situations. 
  • Experience in team management and development. 

What We Offer

  • Work with talented, diverse and motivated team members.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package based on the labour market and candidate's experience.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development. 
  • A chance to make a significant impact on financial inclusion within the African continent. 
  • Be part of the team that is addressing Socio-economic gaps through our projects.

How to Apply and Important Dates

  • Fill your information by clicking on the apply for this job link. Keep your Resume to a maximum of 2 pages and a 1-page cover letter.
  • Submission Deadline: July 7th, 2024

Job Location and Working Conditions

  • This position will be based in Kampala, Uganda, with potential travel within Africa as needed.
  • Fast-paced, dynamic work requiring adaptability and resilience. 

Equal Opportunity Statement

Vanguard Economics is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where individuals from all backgrounds are respected and valued.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.  

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